Estate Series Cabernet-Merlot 2015

Mission Hill Family Estate

Estate Series Cabernet-Merlot
2015

$10.29*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
214625
Format
12 x 375ml
Listing type
DD
Status
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
VQA
Region
British Columbia
Classification
VQA
Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon 50 %
Merlot 50 %
Alcohol percentage
14.20%
Color
Red
Sugar
Very Dry 0-5 gm sugar-L
Closure type
Screw Cap
Length of aging
90 months
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About this winery

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve wines are elegant and balanced, reflecting our passion and commitment to viticultural and winemaking excellence. The limited quantity wines are produced from select vineyard properties and showcase the distinctiveness of the world-renowned Okanagan Valley.

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Tasting notes

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot join to create a balanced blend that provides both grace and complexity. Cassis and red currant aromas on the nose compliment the vanilla, lavender, and Tobacco notes present from oak aging. In a word – smooth.

Viticultural notes

The 2014 vintage started well and was near perfect. Winter and spring rains followed by encouraging July weather allowed the vines to focus on berry-set along with growing bunches. Hot weather in the summer months and an absence of rain saw the vine respond appropriately. Well thought out drip irrigation was a saviour this year, allowing the vines to maintain sufficient health to ripen. The dry, warm and hot summer produced good growth with all varieties to ripening with excellent balance. Cooler autumn months, along with further assistance by rigorous leaf plucking and bunch thinning, helped promote distinct varietal flavours. When the Okanagan’s warmest and driest growing season concluded on November 4th, it was judged as challenging but ultimately rewarding. Vineyards lived up to their pedigrees producing outstanding wines for the 2014 vintage.